New Jersey to California: You are #2
Like most people, I enjoy mocking New Jersey as a toxic miasmatic wasteland. Yesterday, New Jersey responded by serving me a double portion of shut-the-hell-up. By a 4-0 vote, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved one of the most robust renewable-energy standards in the country. By 2020, 20% of the electricity the state’s utilities sell must come from renewable resources. And there’s more: 2% must come from solar, making New Jersey, on a solar-per-capita basis, the nation’s solar leader. Take that, you California hippies.